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Police: Six charged after two brawls in Manchester

New Hampshire Union Leader

February 22. 2018 11:08AM
Arrested on riot charges Wednesday in Manchester were top, from left, Enrique Ayala, Felicia Johonnett and Norman Johonnett and bottom , from left, Roger Johonnett, Katelyn Riley and Joseph Ticas. 

MANCHESTER — Police said six people face felony riot charges after two large-scale fights broke out in the area of Sweeney Park on the city's West Side on Wednesday.

Two people, who were not identified by police, were seriously injured in the first fight in the area of 130 Walker St. about 3 p.m., police said.

During the second fight, an elderly woman was struck in the face and lost consciousness, police said.

Arrested were Felicia Johonnett, 19, Norman Johonnett, 22, Roger Johonnett, 19, Joseph Ticas, 27 and Enrique Ayala, 18, all of Manchester, and Katelyn Riley, 20, of Bedford, police said.

In addition to riot, Norman Johonnett was charged with violation of bail conditions. He was scheduled to appear in Manchester circuit court Thursday, police said. The other five were released on $1,000 cash/surety bail and are schedule to appear in Superior Court March 8.

After the first fracas, police said they found one victim with multiple, non-life-threatening stab wounds and a second victim with what appeared to be a facial fracture.

Neighbors had posted on social media that they saw people fighting in the street with various weapons, including pipes and wrenches.

Police said both victims and suspects knew each other and there was no general risk to the public.

Some time after the first fight, police said they went back to the same address to find another brawl with the same individuals, this time involving knives.

That's when the elderly woman was struck in the face and the six combatants were arrested and charged.

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